In a screen predicament.

Hello all:

I have a very intresting predicament, I installed 11.1 for the first time (I’ve never used linux before) yesterday on my laptop that has a badly cracked screen (to the point were only the top half is visable) and conneted it to an external monitor the install went swimmingly but when I rebooted the external monitor was all out of wack, nothing was focused and the image seemed to flot on top of itself. Now I was able to barely able to open SaX2 and read the list for external monitors to my dismay my monitor was not on the list.

Now being new I need help in the most dumb down way possable. All I can see to help is my graphics cards is a NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 GT, and my monitor is an Emachine I got from a friend so no software.

If you don’t mind lending you’re expertise I would appreciate it. Thank you for you’re time.

If you can’t see but half of a screen, I feel for you, but I have no idea how you are going to be able to read what is on the bottom half of the screen to get the second monitor working.

You also did not say if this external monitor was an LCD, CRT, or even give a size, native resolution, model, etc. Same for the notebook. All we really know is that you have an NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 GT. Are you using the open source NV driver from the install or had you already added the proprietary nVidia drivers?

The monitor is a seventeen inch CRT by eMachines Model #786N Running at 1024 x 768 50/60Hz using the NV driver off the disk. now the laptop is an Alienware Aurora m9700 and to copy cNet:

Display Type 17.0 in TFT active matrix .Max Resolution 1440 x 900 ( WXGA+ ) .Widescreen Display Yes .Features ClearView .Video
Graphics Processor / Vendor NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS .Video Memory GDDR3 SDRAM - 256.0 MB

And I am sorry it is a 7900 Gs not a 7600 as I stated before. I think that cover all said, Thank you for you’re time.

I think I would be looking at using another machine connected via ssh (secure shell), but some initial configuration is required to get it working. You could do it via windows, or linux machine.

OpenSUSE 11.1 Reference - The SSH Daemon (sshd)—Server-Side